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    Has anyone coded a surgery for sinuplasty, this is utilizing a ballon for dialation of the sinuses. I know there is a temporary code (S2344) which is fine for our commercial insurance patients. We were told to use the normal endoscopic codes for Medicare and Medicaid (31254-31276). Is this correct? Is any other ENT's doing this procedure? If so would you not use the unspec code (31299)?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Belinda

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    Belinda, No you would not use the unlisted code. If you go the AAO-HNS web site there is quite detail on this subject.
    Candice Fenildo, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CPB, CENTC, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
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    Belinda,

    We are getting ready to bill for this procedure where I work. I found a great article on the website Candyr73 mentioned. I've posted the link to their website for you. The article is approximately 8th down the list. Hope this helps!

    April


    http://www.entnet.org/Practice/cptENT.cfm

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    Thanks April, I just did not have that website in hand at the time. I appreciate it
    Candice Fenildo, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CPB, CENTC, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
    AAPC Chapter Association Board of Directors ( Chair)
    Region 6, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio
    772-342-6976
    Candice.Fenildo@appcca.org

    "Nothing is stronger than the heart of a volunteer"

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